Cleveland Browns QB Baker Mayfield stormed out of his media session on Wednesday after snapping at a reporter. So many people hated on him for this (as usual), but he had good reason to do so. Here's the video:
Two things. 1) This would have an entirely different reaction from everyone if the Browns were winning and/or they lived up to their offseason hype. 2) This was an extremely dumb question, and while I don't necessarily agree with storming out of the press room, I can't say that I wouldn't do the same thing in his position if asked something like this.
I'm not going to get into the reporter's reputation or anything (although plenty of my Browns buddies have let me know he hasn't been the kindest in regards to Baker -- he was the one who threatened to retire if the Browns drafted him, after all), but I think Baker's reaction is more in response to the reporter and his particular question, rather than his ability to play the game or react after it. Does that make sense? Combined with the season's struggles, his team (and himself) not living up to everyone's hype -- that's gotta be hard on the guy.
It's not a secret that I love players who keep it real and like to sound off every once in a while. They're not robots, and to show their human side every now and then is quite refreshing. Cleveland has been so dull on the field and off for the past twenty-ish years, it's about time they had someone who cares this much about the team.
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